Table 26Sinister symptom prevalence in gastric and oesophageal cancer patients.(113)

Prevalence of sinister symptoms in gastric cancer patientsPrevalence of sinister symptoms in oesophageal cancer patients
Weight loss61.8%63.0%
Persistent vomiting35.6%35.6%
Dysphagia23.7%84.9%
Anaemia22.4%5.5%
Haematemesis/melaena18.4%2.7%
Palpable mass9.2%0

From: 10, Upper gastrointestinal cancer

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